“Power Rangers” was released earlier this year, and even though the film didn’t do that great at the box office, fans are still holding out hope for a sequel. Lionsgate and Saban originally had big plans to build a franchise, but we’re just going to have to wait and see if their plans come to fruition.
Post-credit scenes are all the rage nowadays, and “Power Rangers” contained a scene that was a big tease for the sequel. The scene showed a teacher calling out names in detention, and when the teacher called for Tommy Oliver, the camera just showed an empty chair with a green jacket.
The scene was meant to hype fans up for the arrival of the Green Ranger in the sequel, but writer John Gatkins revealed in the audio commentary for “Power Rangers” that the detention scene wasn’t the original plan.
“Well we were going to have that there was a brawl in the lunch room,” Gatkins said via Comicbook. “And a couple of our kids saying: ‘Man, what happened?’ ‘Dude there was this violent fight. There’s this one crazy kid, the new kid.’ ‘Which kid, Tommy Oliver?’ ‘Yeah’. So you would have felt like Tommy dropped into their world.”
As for why they decided to switch things up, Gatkins said the issue was the location.
“It didn’t work to be in this cafeteria where we had only spent one second [of the movie] in.”
“Power Rangers” is out now.
Five ordinary teens must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.